Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Stella de Oro...

The first Daylily opened this morning. And, as you can see, I am not the only one interested in it! At first I thought maybe the little praying mantis would get the little sweat bee, but it didn't.

I bought this plant, Hemerocallis 'Stella de Oro,' several years ago. It was in a small container, maybe a quart pot, but the plant was very healthy. I planted it out and it grew into a luxurious specimen with lots of flowers. Then I decided I didn't want it where it was and unceremoniously dug it up. It languished in its new container for over a year before I eventually decided where I did want it. I divided it and spread it out in its new location.

Shortly after I planted it the second time, I realized I would have to redo the soil that it was in so I dug it up once more and dumped it in a broken bucket, where it stayed for several months. It survived that. Finally, I got it planted, again, last fall and now it seems to have forgiven me for my harsh treatment and is sharing its blooms with the insects and me.

Have a beautiful day!


Anonymous said...

We are not commenting much these days, are we? But please don't stop posting, because I am reading every one, and I am enjoying every one.
The daylily really is a 'star of gold' isn't it!?!


Ruth said...

No, not many comments, but I am glad to know that you are still reading my blog! :) Thanks for leaving comment! :) And, yes, it is a star of gold. Very cheerful.

Anonymous said...

Two of mine opened this morning, with three more ready to open tomorrow. :)


Jennifer said...

It's just a busy time for all of us. I don't know about you but I am CONSUMED with all the gardening chores! I have had stellas blooming about 2 weeks now..they are at their peak. I'm anxiously awaiting their "sisters" who are sending up scapes by the day!